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September 29 1922/2022

Thompson – A large concourse of people assembled on the school grounds, Monday afternoon, awaiting the arrival of Gifford Pinchot, Republican nominee for Governor and his party. The school and faculty took a recess at the same time and joined the company. At the appointed hour three auto loads from Forest City appeared on the scene, Mr. Pinchot taking the lead. Then the hand-shaking began in which all had the honor of shaking the hand of Mr. Pinchot, Col. David J. Davis, Hon. F. T. Gelder and Mrs. Pinchot. As the distinguished leaders and their company took their departure the high school students gave the “College Yell” which was responded to with waves and adieux, after which school was again called to order and the company disbursed.

Forest City – Seven anthracite coal miners from Scranton and Olyphant, garbed in overalls, called at the White House Monday to see President Harding. The group styled themselves the “Anthracite Sextet” and sought to serenade the president but were prevented on account of Mrs. Harding’s illness. ALSO Russell Hornbeck went to the Binghamton fair. While there he took a thirty mile ride in an airplane. Bidding his companion farewell, Russell entered the aircraft. It lingered its way over the shoe town and when the plane was about 500 feet from terra firma the engine balked. Russell thought of Forest City and his life insurance policies in an instant and supposed his days in an automobile shop were at an end. When his thoughts were collected the plane was descending and Russell’s experience was at an end for the time being. He claims to be the first, other than service men from Forest City, to ride in the air. He states that a ride in a plane is more of a pleasure than riding in an auto and he expects soon to be the possessor of an air craft.

Welsh Hill, Clifford Twp. – A chicken dinner was given by the ladies of the church, Saturday, and was largely attended. A ball game between South Gibson and Lenoxville was a feature of the program of sports. Welsh Hill won in a tug of war contest.

Jackson – Yes, we went to the Harford Fair, and a grand success it was, too. ALSO I. C. Hill, one of Jackson township’s oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, suffered a stroke last Monday from which he has not yet recovered, although from last reports he is a little better. Mr. Hill was working in his barn when he was stricken. It was some few minutes before members of his family found him. He was trying to get to the house, but it required the combined efforts of his daughter, Miss Nora, and another member of the Hill home, David Rogers, to get him into the house. Mr. Hill is a veterinarian and has had an extensive practice throughout this part of the county. He has hundreds of friends who anxiously await his recovery. [Isaac C. Hill died on March 31, 1923 and is buried in the Jackson Baptist Cemetery].

Montrose – Citizens of Montrose were greatly shocked and sorrowed on the evening of Sept. 26, when the news became current about the streets that Hon. Harland A. Denney had suddenly passed away at his office from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. Deceased, who was 55 years old, was Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, with an office in Harrisburg, and had been home for a few days. He was making plans to leave the following morning for the Capitol when the end came. Industry, helpfulness and loving kindness were his prominent characteristics. His friends were legion and are bound to him by hands unbreakable. As a lawyer, District Attorney, President Judge, Deputy Attorney General, and in a multitude of other relations and associations, he was prominent and well-known by the people who mourn his passing and proclaim his worth. ALSO Norton W. Scott celebrated his 88th birthday last Monday. He called on acquaintances in some of the business places, wearing a well-preserved suit of clothes that was forty-four years old, being the suit he wore to a friend’s wedding at that time.

South Gibson – The following from the versatile pen of Editor Baker, of The Transcript, whether fact or fable, makes good reading. “From South Gibson comes a story which seems a little too odd to be true. As the story goes, a farmer was aroused in the night by a man calling for help. The farmer put his head out of a window, and the man on the outside said a pig which he was carting in a truck had gotten away, and was on the farmer’s premises and he asked for help in catching the porker. The farmer, his wife and children, dressed and aided the stranger in rounding up the pig which was put into an auto. The stranger wanted to pay the farmer “for his trouble,” but he would not accept anything. Then the stranger departed, shouting his thanks to the farmer and his family. After he had gone, the farmer went to his own pig pen and discovered that his own pork on hoof was missing. It was his own pig which he had helped the man catch and put in the car. Evidently the stranger had tried to steal the pig from the pen, and the porker got away from him. Then he hit upon the novel idea of having the owner of the pig help him and it worked beautifully, according to the stories coming from out South Gibson way.”

Harford – Earl Ellsworth, of Harford village, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident on the Lackawanna Trail, recently, does not improve rapidly and has gone to Scranton for treatment.

Great Bend – Elwood Edinger, a retired Lackawanna engineer, died at his home here, Sept. 21, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Perry.

Middletown – Frank J. Golden died Sept. 11, 1922, at his home here. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Conroy, Julia, Mary and Katherine Golden; seven sons, Joseph, Leo, Lawrence, Frank, William and James Golden, of New York, and Thomas Golden of Middletown; a sister Mrs. D. Hannon, of Binghamton and two brothers, William and Morton Golden, of Middletown. The funeral was held at St. Patrick’s church, Middletown.

Marriage Licenses issued: Haskill Devine and Olive Leight [Light], both of Rush; Chauncey M. DePue and Elizabeth C. Conn, both of Susquehanna; James J. Barrett and Bridget Fitzpatrick, both of Dimock and Charles Fitzsimmons and Mary McLoone, both of Dimock.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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